Friday, May 31, 2013

China's Defense Ministry: No Need To Steal U.S. Military Secrets

China Says It Has No Need To Steal U.S. Military Secrets -- Reuters

(Reuters) - China's Defense Ministry dismissed as ridiculous on Thursday a U.S. report that Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, saying the country needed no outside help for its military development.

The Washington Post cited a U.S. Defense Science Board report as saying that the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng dismissed the report, which the Pentagon and other U.S. defense officials have downplayed as outdated and overstated.  

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Update: ‘We don’t need US military secrets’: Beijing slams White House theft claim. -- RT  

My Comment: No one is believing this claim from China.

1 comment:

D.Plowman said...

Plausible deniability, that's what China is trying to achieve. Contracting out these cyber attacks to individual government connected firms on a private basis, which is likely selling the information on.

At least that's my guess. I'd be surprised if Chinese officials will leave any trace of direct involvement that can lead back to them.